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Our 7 Days Rwanda Safari, Gorillas & Dian Fossey Hike will lead you through the best of Rwanda’s top visited destinations including Volcanoes National Park, home to the mountain gorillas, gorilla beringei a subspecies of the Eastern gorilla, passing through the great Nyungwe forest for a more primate experience. The park is the only place one can do the canopy walk in East Africa a beautiful long suspended bridge with aerial views of the forest.

Tour Highlight

  • Mountain Gorillas.
  • Chimpanzee Tracking.
  • Wildlife Views.
  • Guided Nature Walks.

7 Days Rwanda Safari

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

Upon arrival you will be welcomed by a Verdant Safaris company representative who will transfer you to your accommodation that has been booked. Depending on your time of arrival, our guide will lead you to the local market and the Kigali Genocide Memorial, before returning to the lodge dinner and stay overnight at

Luxury: Kigali Serena Hotel

Midrange: Hôtel Des Mille Collines

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

On this day you will enjoy a morning breakfast, after which you will transfer to Volcanoes National Park home to mountain gorillas, gorilla beringei, arriving in time for a check-in at the lodge and entertainment from the Iby’iwacu community. These are said to have been poachers in the park and have however appreciated tourism in a different way for example they will perform and dance to travelers in exchange for money to sustain their living. Return to the lodge for dinner and staying overnight at

Luxury: Bisate Gorilla Lodge

Midrange: Mountain Gorilla View Loge

Best Budget: Kinigi Guest House

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking

Early morning breakfast, transfer to the park headquarters for a gorilla experience. It begins in the morning at 8:00am with briefing from the park rangers after which you will be divided into groups of 8 per gorilla family. It takes 2 or more hours trekking the mountain gorilla depending on how far they have moved. Through the forest trails you will identify many bird species, plants and other primates present in the conservation area. You will return to the lodge for dinner and staying overnight at

Luxury: Bisate Gorilla Lodge.

Midrange: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.

Best Budget: Kinigi Guest House.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4: Hiking Dian Fossey

The Dian Fossey hike begins at the Karisoke Research Center. In the morning after breakfast, you will reassemble at the park headquarters, do a briefing and hike through the forest to pay tribute to the fallen American primatologist whose great works towards gorillas are evident. Along the trail are angelic plants, beautiful flowers. On a lucky day you may be in position to spot the mountain gorillas. Return for dinner and staying overnight at

Luxury: Bisate Gorilla Lodge

Midrange: Mountain Gorilla View Loge

Best Budget: Kinigi Guest House

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Morning tea of coffee after which you will drive towards Nyungwe Forest National Park. This is a known home to chimpanzees. The thick tropical rain forest hosts over 13 primate species and is one of the last few remaining tracts of deep forest in Rwanda known to have survived the ice age era. Arrive in time for lunch and later do a short guided nature walk through the forest region. Return for dinner and staying overnight at

Luxury: One and Only Nyungwe Forest

Midrange: Emeraude Guest House

Best Budget: Gisakura Guest House

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy Walk

On this day you will have a nice mouth-watering breakfast after which you will transfer to the park headquarters for a morning briefing, then begin the chimpanzee tracking. The primates are so loud that you will be in position to hear them as they have the beautiful sound through the forest. An hour is allowed while with the primates after which you will return for lunch and an afternoon canopy walk through the forest. Dinner and staying overnight at

Luxury: One and Only Nyungwe Forest

Midrange: Emeraude Guest House

Best Budget: Gisakura Guest House

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 7: Departure.

Breakfast after which you will transfer to Kigali International Airport for your international flight back home.

End of the 7 Days Rwanda Safari.

The 7 Days Rwanda Safari includes;

  • Chimpanzee permit.
  • Gorilla permit.
  • Meals and drinks as stipulated in the travel plan.
  • All ground transportation.
  • Park entrance and conservation fees.
  • English speaking guide.
  • 4*4 wheel car drive inclusive of fuel.

Excludes

  • Visas and air tickets.
  • Meals and drinks not included in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities.
  • Laundry services.
  • Extra costs incurred as a result of personal delays.

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